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Unexplained Lower Back Pain ONLY when walking/standing


Hello,I am hoping that you might be able to offer me some advice on what to do about my back pain. I am a 25 year old female with no history of back pain or physical complications. Two months ago, I began having lower back pain with (to my knowledge) no injury involved. The pain is ONLY when walking or standing. Sitting, laying, etc do not cause any pain. The pain is located in the very lower back/sensoredocks area. It has become so severe that I can barely stand long enough to take a shower. The only thing that alleviates the pain is sitting, laying, bending forward and even sometimes standing on one leg. Pain medications, heating pads, even an EMS system do not make much difference. To feel the lower back area, the muscles feel hard, tense and knotted. When I am walking/standing I’ve had episodes that feel like intenses spasms. I cannot find any cause or reason. I am not sure if I should go to my family practitioner or see a chiropractor or what. I have never been to a chiropractor before and I am a little scared that they might not be able to work with me because I am overweight (and those adjustment tables seem pretty narrow!) It is intimidating to say the least. Any help or guidance you can provide to point me in the right direction of what may be wrong with me and how to fix it would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to a response. Thank you!!!


  1. Low back pain w/o any history or trauma or injury can often be a difficult experience. I would suggest getting examined by a chiropractor. We see all sorts of back pain all day, everyday. It’s what we have most clinical success with.Some family doctors are resistent to sending a patient to a chiropractor. Orthopaedists and physiatrists (rehab doctors) or more open to us. Best of luck.Dr. Ibarreta